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Some interesting videos from the BT Film Archive -
An Introduction to Prestel - How it will be the answer to everything!
Prestel Innovations - Some of the planned extensions to the standard - Prextend, Picture Prestel, and Gateway.  Only the last of these got implemented in the live service.

Me, logging into Prestel, checking my emails, and browsing the chatlines.
(Data recorded on a BBC Micro, 1988, and reconstituted 2015!)

Prestel advert 2/4 from 1980:

BBC The Computer Programme 1982 #08
Chris Searle demonstrating email via Prestel, 1982

Making the Most of the Micro - Prestel - 1983
Mac demonstrating more services, and booking seats at the Barbican..

And for those of you wanting a closer look at some of the pages featured in these last two videos:
   AMERICAN EXPRESS      26918a       0p
 *******   H E A T H R O W    **********
 KEY: 11  Terminal 1 Domestic and Irish 
      12  Terminal 1 Int'n Departures   
      13  Terminal 1 Arrivals           
      14  Terminal 2 Departures         
      15  Terminal 2 Arrivals           
      16  Terminal 3 Departures         
      17  Terminal 3 Arrivals           
      18  London 441 Commuter News      
 DEPARTURE INFORMATION (6p + 2p)        
 ARRIVALS INFORMATION (6p + 2p)         
 KEY 8 Airlines Serving which Terminal  
     0 Airport Information 9 SKYGUIDE   
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Thanks to Ant for finding the videos and recreating the pages for you.

NBC "Telefuture" from 1980 - An American program about the future of information on your TV set, but with a small section about the British Teletext and viewdata services.  See if you can spot the Noughts-and-crosses; the Prestel main indexes are easier noticed.